Our MindLab

We have established a state of the art mind laboratory (MindLab) at the University of Sydney, with magnetic pulse stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and brainwave sensing (EEG) apparatus.
This has enabled our revolutionary findings about the mind's hidden skills, described in Nature as "startling" and in a recent New Scientist cover story as "brave and original", and has inspired new exploration into human creative potential. This may ultimately open the door to technological applications for amplifying creativity.



Our MindLab is presently fitted out with a 32-channel Neuroscan SynAmps Amplifier for recording high-resolution EEG. Scan software is used to record, analyse and predict these signals in real-time for the development of sophisticated neurofeedback control.

To read more about EEG, go to the Neuroscan website.

The transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is administered using a Medtronic MagPro magnetic stimulator with a 70-mm Butterfly coil (MCF-B65). Stimulation is applied for approximately 15 minutes at 1 pulse per second.

To read more about TMS, go to the MagStim website.

The Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is applied using a custom made, battery-driven, constant current stimulator with a maximum output of 2mA and 2 sponge electrodes each with an area of 35cm2. Stimulation is applied for 10-20 minutes.

Current Research